Choosing the Right Fit: Travel Journal
I’ve decided to start a new section to better help travellers in choosing the right fit. Whether you’re choosing a hotel or hostel, a backpack or suitcase or what to write with, let me help you choose the right fit for you. In this post I’ll try to help you choose the right travel journal for your next adventure. There are a few questions you need to first ask yourself.
Are you looking for a pocket-sized notepad, perhaps you have restricted space, to make the occasional jot or perhaps a relative standard size journal to write out lots of observations and detailed experiences.
2. Lined vs. Unlined?
Do you need structured lines to keep your musings neat and tidy? Or do you like blank pages to experiment with your writings and enjoy the odd doodle? Maybe you’re an artist and love to sketch your experiences, buildings you see or interpret life through pictures, then unlined pages are best.
3. Electronic vs. Traditional?
With the flood of electronic devices like iPod, iPad and Notebooks, if you’re tech savvy all you need is your preferred device of choice. If you’re a blogger having your notes already on an electronic devise definitely comes in handy on the road so you can upload photos and writings in real-time instead of transferring it from page to device. But if you’re like me you need to literally put pen to paper and relish in the feel of a traditional journal in your hands.
I’ve used many journals over the years but so far my favourite travel journal is the Wanderlust Travel Journal designed by Troy M. Litten. It provides a variety of pages, some gridded, many unlined as well as many travel images, conversion and measurement charts, time differences, useful languages and various other information.